Our spotlight on previously listed stock this week falls on a pair of beauties from the notorious American publisher Fox of the 1940s/50s. Most Victor Fox publications were printed on the cheapest paper stock available to him, and were shameless in their exploitation of lurid and scantily clad heroines and femme fatales, plus violence and gore were not underused in these pre-code days. Here, for example, the titular character, Dagar the Desert Hawk, a male desert adventurer, was upstaged on the covers (and mostly on the interiors) by exotic damsels. A Fox book is an experience quite like nothing else — crude and unsophisticated for the most part (Matt Baker’s Phantom Lady aside), but with a certain manic energy and drive. Dagar #16 (the series started at #14) is VG- (small piece of clear tape upper centre cover) at £65; #22 (the penultimate issue) is GD/VG at £50. Both have varying degrees of spine wear, but attractive and unspoilt cover images and reasonable page quality.